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Yellow Submarine Reviews

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Michael Sauter
Entertainment Weekly
December 8, 2014
Sure, some of the puns and in-jokes sound a little dated, but any movie that strings together lines from Shakespeare merely as a throwaway comic riff is, in my book, a film for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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TIME Magazine
September 4, 2008
If the result seems less a coherent story than a two-hour pot high, Submarine is still a breakthrough combination of the feature film and art's intimacy with the unconscious.
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 6, 2007
Here are all the ingredients of a novel entertainment.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
September 6, 2007
This 1968 Beatles musical gets somewhat plot heavy near the end, but it's a marvel of innocence and free association, blending several animation techniques in a loose narrative full of gentle bad puns and flowing visual segues.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 6, 2007
The animation is imaginatively conceived, but stiffly executed.
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
June 24, 2006
There's such a wide disparity of graphic styles from sequence to sequence. Some of them, though, still look terrific.
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Renata Adler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Yellow Submarine is a family movie in the truest sense.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Almost 20 years after its release, this charming fable chronicling the Beatles' battles to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies is one of the best testaments ever to the redeeming value of good music.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A music-based animated film for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Sragow
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The movie's boggling matter-of-factness is a key to its enduring -- no, its deepening -- charm.